be, i think, a recognition on the part of my republican friends that, you know, take the deal. >> but the speaker says the president's offer fails to meet a balanced approach. >> i hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. >> and while the speaker is confident his plan b will pass the house, this is hardly a done deal. some members oppose any tax increases at all, and if the bill is blocked, negotiators will have lost two days worth of work, and, terrell, with less than two weeks go until the deadline, time is really running short. >> the drama continues. thank you so much. the lawyer for sergeant robert bales says the army's decision to seek the death penalty is irresponsible.